Unfortunately, WordPress was not created with animated GIFs in mind and their rising popularity has given developers some headaches that we cured on our blog themes. Now you can simply upload any GIF you found or created and the animation will be shown on all post lists and single posts making your blog homepage as entertaining as any other GIF heavy competitor communities like Tumblr.
With Daze WordPress blog theme you can simply upload animated GIFs and use them for featured images. Also, you can freely use them in posts, see examples below.
The advantage here is that you can use GIFs of whatever size you find or create without stopping the animation. Browse through Daze theme to see more GUFs used in pages, pop-out banners, posts, featured images and sidebar.